Today at VMworld Europe, VMware announced vSphere 6.5. This highly anticipated release promises to deliver on several key features and components that have been in the works for some time. Among the anticipated features are native backup and restore of the vCenter 6.5 appliance, the HTML 5 vSphere Client, native HA for the vCenter 6.5 appliance, Update Manager integrated with the vCenter 6.5 appliance. This release also brings VMotion encryption, VM disk level encryption, vSphere integrated Containers, major enhancements to DRS, dramatic improvements to API and automation capabilities with enhancements to REST APIs and CLI’s as well as improvements to the logs and integrated GUI for Auto Deploy, to name a just a few.
For more information on the vSphere 6.5 announcements visit VMware’s vSphere Blog posts:
The vSphere 6.x product page at VMware.com also highlights the product versions and licensing:
With VMworld Europe 2016 underway, expect more announcements from VMware.
Attempting to join an Appliance-based Platform Services Controller or vCenter Server to a vSphere domain fails with the error: ERROR_TOO_MANY_NAMES (2114233) | VMware KB
I ran into this issue today. We were deploying a vCenter appliance to a site with an external PSC. In the process we had an issue with name resolution and had to rerun the installation. While the vCenter inventory had been cleaned up by deleting the VCSA vm, the SSO directory still had an entry and needed to be cleaned up before we could successfully deploy the vCenter appliance.